Patent Number: 6,295,051

Title: Intelligent boundless computer mouse system

Abstract: System and method for controlling of one or more intelligent devices located in proximity with each other at a single location comprises a computer system having screen display terminal including mouse device for providing user-enabled movement of a cursor within a border of the screen display terminal, a detecting system for tracking movement of the cursor and generating a signal indicating when the cursor has reached a border of the screen display terminal; a control system responsive to the signal for tracking further user-enabled movement of the mouse device beyond the screen display border as provided by the mouse device, the control system including: a visual indicator device for providing visual indicator of corresponding cursor movement outside the screen border, and an interactive device for enabling functional operation of an intelligent device pointed to by the visual indicator; the interactive device operating in conjunction with the mouse device for providing activation and functional operation of the other intelligent devices pointed to by the visual indicator.

Inventors: Kanevsky; Dimitri (Ossining, NY), Sabath; Mariusz (Scarsdale, NY), Zlatsin; Alexander (Yorktown Heights, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G09G 5/08 (20060101); G09G 005/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018